Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hello everyone...It's been a sickly last few days in my house hold. My oldest son Jacob caught the stomach bug, which in turn, delayed some major creativity time for myself. So today being Wednesday, he's back in school, feeling great, and I'm behind. Let's just say, being a mom...things like this happen everyday. And, I'll be running around like a crazy person all day trying to get everything accomplished for my Dallas Show that starts tomorrow.
And please go check my ETSY shop to see the new mini wood art I have that can also be used as ornaments for the Holiday's. They are so cute. You can purchase the set or individually.
So, I'll be off the blog through the rest of this week because of my last show of the year. Ok...I'm exiting now so I can accomplish much of my duties today and not be overwhelmed when my boys come home. Have a great week! Marnie
showroom# 8701-50
8th floor Kids World Studio
World Trade Center Building
Dallas, Texas

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dallas Show This Week

My days are completely full of work and preparing for a Dallas show at the end of this week. This is the last show of the year and I am hoping it's a great turn out....with the economy and all. But, I am definitely keeping my spirits high that it will be great. I will post Wednesday with some new art that I will be introducing to my stores.
And besides having a show this week, I have gotten some more contract illustration work that needs to get done as well. I have highly considered looking into cloning myself.
Well, I don't mean to keep it short today, but I have so much to do. Have a great day-Marnie

Friday, October 17, 2008


Hello everyone! So for the past couple of weeks I've been thinking of a way to offer a fantastic deal this holiday season. I was first thinking of doing a giveaway once a week, but I am stretched for time on most days. Then I often notice that many artists do the buy 2 get 1 free. Well, i wanted to offer something better, especially since everyone are watching their dollars.
So, here it is. Spend $15 dollars or more in my Etsy shop and get 1 print for free. Yes, that's it, what a deal!
Just go to my shop, spend at least $15 or more, and tell me in the note to seller which print you want for free.

But it's only good from now until November 17th. These little paintings will make the perfect holiday gift, especially if you've never given art before. Limit one time per customer.
From now through NOVEMBER 17th!


Have a great weekend. Marnie V.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Decorating and a day of Rest!

Hello! I took a couple days off this week to revamp my creative spirit. I have been going and going these past couple of weeks with no down time in between. Painting, business duties, and my boys have definitely caught up with me in an overwhelming way. So, I decided Monday night that I would take a couple of days for myself.
It was perfect. I did a little house work, not much, my house is pretty tidy all the time. My husband and I are neat freaks. And, I finished decorating the rest of my house for Halloween. So what do you think?

My boys, of course think it's not scary enough, I told them little children won't want to come up to the door if it's too scary. I have a little graveyard, tons of spooky spiders, and a giant web on the front of my home.

I even purchased this little rat cage with three rats in it and bloody bones. It's so disgusting! But my boys love it.

With these two days off of simply checking emails only, i feel completely recharged and ready to jump in again. With the business of course. I have so much to do, especially with a show coming up next week. Well, have a great day and don't mean to run, the two days I took off made me a little behind in my schedule. Marnie

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Creative Week

Being creative as an artist can most definitely come and go in certain amounts. Meaning, an artist can be creative everyday, but maybe more one day than another. And today, Monday, I am feeling extra creative. And for good reason, in being I have a trade show in a couple of weeks in Dallas. I will be introducing a new safari line to my stores in which I will post next week.
I am also creating more with my Hawk the Dog series, which I sell on my ETSY shop.
Well, like I said, I need to get back to being extra creative today and don't forget to check my shop everyday for new items.
Marnie V.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Hectic life of an Artist

Yes...I'm alive and well. I thought that was a first good sentence to describe my absence from this blog. I have been very busy filling orders, creating, shipping, and taking care of my three wonderful boys. I would definitely have to say that my three boys are the main reason. It has been a very busy school year for us so far. As i have mentioned before, my boys are also in football. I know some of you are probably thinking..yeah..big deal. Well, here is my typical day schedule.

1.Get up at 5am and make tons of COFFEE!
2.Wake up my oldest son Jacob at 5:30am to go to football practice. He's in 7th grade and in Texas they compete in the schools, just like High School. They have to be dressed and on the field by 7am.
3.Wake up Ryan my middle son to get ready for school.
4. Make lunches
5. Jacob gets picked up at 6:20am...we carpool.
6. Wake up Austin, my youngest. Get the boys fed.
7. Ryan leaves to walk to the bus stop at 6:50am.
8. Austin and I walk to school.
9. I then come home and either go to the gym or go for a run.
10. Come home and shower and have more coffee in the back yard with my husband. We talk about the previous and that days events.
11. I usually do a little house work.
12. Then by 9:30am I am in the studio until 3pm. I paint, ship, computer stuff, etc. Lately i have been painting and shipping a lot.
13. At 3:10 Ryan and Austin are home.
14. HOMEWORK! I usually make dinner during this time and have it ready.
15. Jacob comes home at 4:30...bless his strong soul. He is gone from 6:20am-4:30pm.
16. Football practice for the other two from 5pm-7:30pm, but I don't get home until 8:15pm.
17. We come home and they shower, eat more food, then read books, and then it's off to bed by 9:30pm.
18. I will either crawl into bed at that time or I'll crawl into the studio and force myself to accomplish something.
I'm a little exhausted that I just shared that and I am just starting my day. I think I need more coffee! Well, I have many new things on Etsy so go check them out.
Have a great day! Marnie